Kansas University signed seven baseball players to national letters of intent during the fall signing period, KU announced Thursday.
“We were looking to build off last year’s nationally ranked recruiting class, which had five players drafted that showed up to school,” Kansas assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Ritchie Price said. “These seven players address specific needs with the departure of our eight seniors and should come in and make an immediate impact on our program.”
The signees are:
• Jacob Boylan /1B-OF/6-1/175/Lee’s Summit, Mo.: Boylan hit .467 in 30 games with nine homers and 44 RBIs for Raymore-Peculiar High.
• Hayden Edwards/RHP/6-9/195/Shawnee Mission: Edwards is the No. 1-ranked high school baseball player in Kansas, according Perfect Game USA. The 6-foot-9 righty posted a 6-2 record with a 2.10 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 49 innings in 2010.
• Tommy Mirabelli/IF/5-8/150/Rocky River, Ohio: Mirabelli was named the Northeast Ohio Rookie of the Year in 2010. Last season he batted .450 with two homers, 15 RBIs and five stolen bases in 20 games.
• Nick Sweatt/C-1B/6-3/232/Mission Hills: Sweatt played for the K.C. Barnstormers this past summer and batted .422 with a homer and 13 RBIs in 26 games.
• Tyler Watson/LHP/6-0/155/Georgetown, Texas: On the mound for Georgetown High, Watson posted a 5-1 record with one save and a 4.36 ERA in 43 1/3 innings. He also struck out 35 and walked 19.
• Marcus Wheeler/IF/6-1/205/Phoenix, Ariz.: Wheeler is the top-ranked baseball recruit in the state of Arizona according to ESPNHS. As a junior at Phoenix Thunderbird High last year, Wheeler batted .554 with 16 doubles, 10 homers and 50 RBIs.
• Colby Wright/IF/6-1/195/Castro Valley, Calif.: Wright participated in the USA National Team Identification Series last fall in Cary, N.C.